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Pope John Paul II hugs three-year-old Monik and her one-year-old sister Zin, whose eye can be seen between the Pope's chest and hand in Antananarivo in this April 29, 1989 file photo. Roman Catholics around the world waited and prayed as Pope John Paul slid toward death on Saturday, after a 26-year reign that helped undermine Soviet communism and vigorously upheld long-standing Vatican doctrines. REUTERS/Luciano Mellace/Files